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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. > i'm jim cramer. and welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. firms are going to go out of business and he's nuts, they're nuts! they know nothing! i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere, and i promise -- "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends, i'm just trying to save you a little money. my job is not just to entertain but to coach you and teach you. so call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. it is so easy to be negative right now! >> boo! >> incredibly easy. and when the gloom lifts. >> the house of pain. >> it almost feels like a reprieve from some sort of stock market death sentence, as it did today with the dow climbing 83 points. the nasdaq declined .77% largely because of apple, more on that later. now, i am not dismissive of the negativity that i see pretty muc
CNBC
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
. the hair on the back of my neck stood up, and i thought, there is no way that in america that this could happen. and i spoke out at that time, "you can't do that to us." and then he said, "yes, i can." i said, "that's not legal." and he came back with, "yes, it is." >> and it was. in the state of michigan, there is no law that prevents a boss from firing people virtually at will. at weyco, that meant no smoking at work, no smoking at home, no smoking period. >> good afternoon. weyco. >> weyco gave employees 15 months to quit, then they were subject to random nicotine testing. you fail, you're out. >> did either of you say, "okay, this is awful, but, you know, this is a chance to break the habit?" >> i did. i tried to quit smoking. i took advantage of their program, the smoking cessation program. but i was unsuccessful. >> i'm trying every way to cut down, quit--gum. i'm trying, yes, on my own, but i don't need an employer to do that. >> i pay the bills around here, so i'm gonna set the expectations. >> howard weyers is the boss, some would say tyrant, of weyco. >> what's important?
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Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
of touch with america. lawmakers and top educators fired back. they say any solution also needs to include gun control and mental health care. >> i don't believe that the only way to stop violence by guns is to give the other person a gun. >> -- have acknowledged that armed police officers may be a part of the solution, but also add that's going to cost money and wouldn't necessarily prevent another shooting like last week's tragedy in newtown from happening again. either way, this debate is sure to heat up. more than 400,000 americans have already signed online petitions calling for gun control and president obama has promised to seek legislation next year. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle lee, larry, back to you. >> many thanks. we appreciate the update. >>> now, we had cnn's -- >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> it seems to me that you're morally obtuse. you seem to prefer being a victim to being able to prevail
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm EST
call. what went wrong and how are you fixing it? >> well, jim, we failed to execute in north america in our core business. it was entirely our fault. no excuses. we have made a leadership change and that takes effect starting now. but there were parts of our business that were very strong. visual antilics were up. there's no question there is strong demand for our products. we failed to execute in certain areas. >> okay. there was one -- i know everyone knows the federal government is having a tough time. they seem to have spent less with you than they did previously. the federal government stiff you? what happened? >> it was bad execution. i can't blame anybody but myself. we had a greater than 90% drop in that business and that's just bad execution. but on the other side we were up 50% in the west. we were you were 50%, 60% in the south and in the northeast. so we had great strength in many areas but areas like the government, the center region, canada, latin america, we had poor execution. >> now, you do some work -- this is the first time i asked you about this. for the oil and g
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
thinking america was the top of the world, best credit in the world, reserved currency. are things changing with regards to that? >> yeah, i think it is. i think the mind-set has changed. >> do you keep your money here or move it elsewhere. >> i think the u.s. is one of the most attractive places to invest in the world. it continues to serve us. i see the united states as being a great opportunity for invest many going forward and i continue to see opportunities around residential real estate. it'll continue to be that way. we are continuing to recover. >> when will the australian economy completely crash? i only did that because of her clear anti-american sentiment, by the way. >> i have chose to live in this fine country. god bless america. >> she is always making anti-america propaganda. >> i believe there is opportunity this. i'm not an expert in any way shape or form, but i i see weaknesses and trading because investors are beginning to looseup up and let some of that exposure go. >> very good. >> thank you very much. >> always a pleasure. >> we will talk about car racing anot
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
i hear? starbucks needs more stores in america to cut down the lines, high-quality problem, turning around europe, taking india by storm, talking about adding thousands upon thousands of stores throughout china, even showed you numbers that said unlike yum, kentucky fried chicken, hasn't seen any deceleration in china. these are my ears like i listen, i've watched. howard schultz, call me crazy, investing with them, my bad. and then i heard the questions from the audience, i didn't even listen. what were they looking at versus what i was looking at. they were looking at john carter, i was looking at the new bond movie. one after another, they were all down beat. is the expansion too rapid? whether demand for expensive coffee is there. i was waiting for a guy to say, listen, that triple cappuccino it stinks. if i were howard, i would tell them to take a hike. they were too negative versus what the company's up to. opportunity. starbucks was actually down. one time -- i have the apple ipad, you know, thing i'm like, wow, it's under 50. i mean, wow. terrific opportunity. ipad, i mentio
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. i'm jim cramer. welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. firms are going to go out of business and he's nuts! they're nuts! they know nothing! i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. >> hey, i'm cramer, welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends. i'm trying to save you money. my job is not just to entertain, but to teach. so call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. maybe it just doesn't matter, maybe the stock market stays buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff buoyant because the fiscal cliff is not that big of an issue. maybe that's why the averages once again refuse to drop dramatically, the dow falling 60 points. despite the obvious impasse i saw firsthand when i app
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
hiring in the future and what that does to the economy. >> we spoke with bank of america, mr. moynihan, and he said he talks to a lot of small businesses including a lot of manufacturers and they're telling him that not only is this impacting 2013 plans, but if there is not a solution that comes early in the new part of the new year, there's not a solution early that deals not only with the fiscal cliff but also the fiscal abyss, that he expect this is to start affecting hiring plans for 2014, as well. is that a serious concern for your manufacturing base at this point? >> i think it is a very serious concern. we did a survey, a study a couple months ago called fiscal shock. and it showed that we've already seen a 0.6% contraction in the economy because of manufacturers concerns about the fiscal cliff that's coming up. and the report also showed that if we go over the cliff, meaning if we just go over it in the first few days of next year, that we could have a 13% cumulative contraction in the gdp between now and 2015. and 6 million jobs lost. now, a lot of those will come from small a
CNBC
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
go until america goes over the fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial average down 113 points. had been down 148 points. look at that as we come on the air back above 13,000 level, not by much. the nasdaq, the biggest decline. 33 points. below 3,000 now at 2957. actually, hasn't been below 3,000 before that. s&p lower by 14 points. a decline of 1%. 1405 so holding onto the 1400 level. president obama is back at the white house. all eyes are on senate lawmakers now. amam jabbers is in washington. >> reporter: president obama did cut his vacation short in hawaii. he has arrived back at the white house this morning. the president emerging from marine one. what he's going to work on here in washington is pretty much anybody's guess at this point. the senate came back into session this morning and senate majority leader harry reid took to the senate floor to explain that he thought a $250,000 and above extension of the tax -- bush tax cuts could, in fact, pass and he was extremely, extremely angry in ways that you really hear on the senate floor with the speaker of the house. take a lis
CNBC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
, and the hedge funds capital of america, greenwich, connecticut. it was here that bernie madoff made some of his biggest deals with large investment firms that were willing to feed him billions of dollars of their clients' money to manage. and in return, bernie madoff agreed to pay these so-called feeder funds a fortune in annual fees. the largest of the feeder funds was the fairfield greenwich group. how much money did fairfield make off bernie madoff every year? >> hundreds of millions of dollars. >> kroft: if you're a feeder fund, what are you supposed to do for those hundreds of millions of dollars? >> you're supposed to identify the world's best hedge fund managers and invest only in them, and you're supposed to make sure they're not running ponzi schemes. >> the real steroids here were the feeder funds. that's what made it an international ponzi scheme. >> kroft: attorney david boies is one of the most prominent lawyers in the country and is representing fairfield greenwich investors, who lost nearly $7 billon when madoff went under. they're suing the firm for gross neglig
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm EST
america more than doubled the returns of the next best performing dow stock this year. while hp was the biggest loser. will those trends continue next year? or can you expect a reversal of fortune? >>> and we're not finished. after the bell, former dnc chairman howard dean has repeatedly said let's go full speed over the fiscal cliff if we get this deal. does he like it or not? he'll join us coming up. much more to come. don't go anywhere. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, c
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
to nbc's brian williams in our rock center exclusive. >> why can't you be a made in america company? >> you know, this i found, as a matter of fact, the engine in here is made in america. and not only are the engines in here made in america, but engines are made in america and are exported. the glass on this phone is made in kentucky. so we have been working for years on doing more and more in the united states, next year, we will do one of our existing mac lines in the united states. >> you can see the entire interview with tim cook tonight on rock center, that's 10:00 eastern time on your local nbc station, but for now investors are watching the market. apple shares 5.31, which is close to the main lows. this is close to the next s support level on the stock and really catching a lot of people by surprise. >> it's a fiscal cliff decline. this is the greatest capital gains generator of our lifetime. i would love to see what the gains are going to be next year. but i would be saying you need to sell it. we have no idea where the capital gains are going to go, we're going to go over
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. with investment information, risks, fees and expenses welcome to the world leader in derivatives. welcome to superderivatives. >>> we already bailed out a couple of its auto companies, but now should the federal government bail out the entire city of detroit? incredibly, some say yes. ahead of president obama's visit to detroit mond
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
secretary of the united states of america will be on "meet the press addressing the fiscal cliff situation. as a student of secretary geithner who has studied every move i believe he will report we are going to avoid falling over the fiscal cliff and get deal. in part because the two sides aren't that far apart. they sound like they are but they may not be. both sides recognize that we will be in a recession very quickly, maybe even as soon as the second quarter. if they don't compromise. so listen to me. the tax hikes are so severe. [ audience boos ] >> the spending cuts, particularly the cuts to the military, are so draconian even some republicans who think a compromise is a total betrayal, they fear the economic consequences of cliff jumping. once a deal is reached. tax rates, tweaks and deductions, it could be game on in 2013. i don't regard this as kicking the can down the road. i believe this will be comprehensive enough to address everything from the roll back to the clinton year capital gains rates dividends. i think it's going to happen. to a plan to keep tax the same fo
CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 12:00am EST
years did i think that that would be me. and i told my wife, "this is america, and america is full of wonderful people, and i'm gonna go out and see what i can do and see if there's someone out there that can help us." >> he showed us the sign that eventually caught the eye of a woman who stopped to say she might have a job for him. >> and sure enough, that phone rang about a week later. she said, "david, i'd like to tell you you're golden, that we have a job for you, and you can start friday." >> and that's where you got the hat? >> that's where i got the hat. >> the university of central florida. >> absolutely. and i've been wearing this hat ever since. >> he's a parking attendant. $10 an hour. and that's enough to keep the motel room, but not enough to get out. jorge dropped out senior year to look for work, but destiny is still being picked up on the school bus route for homeless kids. >> and when things get better again, we know that there are still people struggling, so we'll be able to help out a lot more, and we'll understand what they're going through. >> this opened your eye
CNBC
Dec 15, 2012 6:00am EST
session. what is the next stop for america's favorite stock? let's get in the money. dan, this has to be more than tax selling at this point? >> we've been talking about it for weeks, almost month. really since september 21st when they introduced the iphone 5. at some point it had to do with people booking profits. we saw a trade out of big year-to-date rim mers. this is a story in and of itself. throw a dart this week for the reasons why it's going down. a lot has to do with the self fulfilling prophesy it's not working anymore. it's worked so long, it's not working anymore. i think the street is starting to come around. the idea that earnings are going to stall here. >> right now it's a fundamental question when it comes to this to be. we have steve mill lon vich coming out questioning whether apple will continue to have the innovation necessary and the geographic expansion necessary to support the growth rates that are baked into the stock. >> it's not just an issue of growth rates either. it's an issue of margins. if they continue to innovate, they charge a premium for the product
CNBC
Dec 16, 2012 7:30pm EST
report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program. "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here is a look at what's making news as we head to a new week on wall street. the federal reserve goes where it's never gone before. at its meeting this week, the fed's open market committee announced a new target that it will keep interest rates low until the unemployment rate hits 6.5%. that's the target. that's the first time it has linked employment to interest rates. the fed also announced a plan to continue buying $40 billion a month in bonds to keep interest rates low. but, of course, the big news was about those jobs. >> the conditions now prevailing in the job market represent an enormous waste of human and economic potential. a return to broad-based prosperity will require stayed improvement in the job market which, in turn, requires stronger economic growth. >> meanwhile, the fiscal cliff drove markets. the dow industrials broke a five-day winning streak on wednesday and continued to fall thursday on worries over the fiscal cliff. th
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
president needs to be helping us come up with a plan that puts america on a long-term, sound basis. paul ryan did that in the house. that plan is sustainable. it changes the debt course of america. the president has yet to lay out anything like that. >> i'll tell you what really struck me in a moment from that interview, but let me keep on with what you're saying. you have called the secretary's claim of $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases an egregious falsehood. he did say $600 billion in cuts is what is being proposed there. he said it's health care. you said he's not even tinkering with medicare. where are these cuts? >> let me respond to that. they cut providers -- again, these are the hospitals and doctors. $600 billion over ten years. that's a reduction in spending. he's not mentioning the fact that he gives away $1.2 trillion of the sequester. that whole savings that we agreed to as part of the budget control act he eliminates. in other words, that's an additional $1.2 trillion in spending over the current agreement that we're operating under today. it's a $1.2
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
million. subscribers in north america, though, he said, showed the largest decline. the number was 79 million down from 80 million, a quarter ago. that's important, pause the subscriber number is kind of a lagging number. as you see devices go down later on, you see subscribers go down. if they're still losing them in north america, that hasn't stabilized to strength is in emerging markets. they aren't going to be buying blackberry 10. are people going to switch off their iphones and android devices in america over to blackberry 10, that's what rim has to hope for. a question. is that a quarter on quarter comparison, in terms of declining the most or year on year? >> it is a quarter on quarter comparison. that's the context of what he was saying. subscribers actually increased year on year. >> okay, john, thank you for that. we'll get more from john on the conference call later on in the show. >>> meantime, all day, scott wapner has been counting down the worst trades of 2012. up next, he unveils the final name on the list. the worst trade of the year. >>> plus, we continue to brin
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm EST
seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> 28 days until the country plummets off the tax and fiscal cliff. big tax hikes could be coming for everyone but we see also a drastic reduction in the number of millionaires in the u.s. as a result of this tax cliff. robert frank joins us now with the details. good evening, robert. >> good evening. drastic is right. if we go over the cliff the wealthy will become less wealthy and fewer americans would become wealthy. the u.s. has around 5 million millionaires with a total wealth of $18.8 trillion. next year there are three possible scenarios all of them depend on the cliff. if we go over the live the population of millionaires would drop by 315,000. their fortunes would drop by $240 billion. if we get a deal but bad for the economy the millionaire population would drop by 26,000 millionaires. if we get a deal and the economy grows then millionaires would grow by
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
cap washed away. is the pain about to end for america's best loved company or is even more selling ahead? pete and john and jerry and stephen weiss and terranova are the traders. apple sits at the lows today as we come on the air. >> right. i have yet to find a reason for me to dip back into apple presently. you know, there's different stories out it seems like each and every day why it's out, what the buys are and selloffs all. forget all that for a moment. the stock seems to be stuck in a range and tlink are other opportunities out there. there's a lot of expectations for why it's moving around the way it is. specifically people are pointing to, is it for tax reasons? the other day it was for the margins. whatever the reason you're seeing an accelerated move each and every day. i haven't seen a reason to jump back in there yet. i still own the stock but not to add anything to it. i still think there are far better beta names out there to trade. >> doc, are you at odds with your brother? i want to read you stats that are going to shock you. >> please. >> in the past 9 of 11 weeks,
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
economy, you were saying latin america and russia could be the stars in the out-- and the outperformers in 2013 s. that correct? >> absolutely. okay, there's two things. i think demand, you know, even though they say china's softening, i think actually their demand for resources is continuing to stay stable because as they reshift gears into becoming a domestic economy, they still need inputs. china is not a very natural resource-rich country. they continue to need to import natural resources from both russia and latin america. japan, by the way, is a huge story for 2013. i think japan is going to control their currency issues and really going to start pushing up export. so they're going to be pulling in natural resources from russia, as well. i think both russia as well as latin america are going to be huge performers. of course, government reform plays a big role in that. but i think that's also looking good. >> thank you, ron. so great to get your insight this morning. that's ron shaw with gina ventures. >> thank you. >>> all right. coming up on the show, want an ipad mini but can't
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm EST
reason why we should say goodbye to obama care. >>> now let's go from pizza to baseball. america's greatest pastime is also feeling the pain of the fiscal cliff tax hike. professional baseball players and major league owners in a fever pitch to finalize contract negotiations before year's end. brian shatner steps up to the plate now with that story. >> reporter: the potential for marginal tax rates to go from 35 to 40% is a big deal for major league baseball. i want to put it all in perspective. the minimum salary in major league baseball is just under $500,000 a year. right now we are smack dab in the middle of free agency. it's pretty clear players and agents are trying to get as much money as possible in 2012. just like special dividends we're actually seeing a lot of activity this week. usually baseball only gives big bonuses to draft picks. but on thursday when outfielder b.j. upton signed a $75 million deal with atlanta, what was included? a $3 million bonus. payable, mind you, by december 31st. it absolutely jumps off the page. his former teammate in tampa, evan longoria sig
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
and to bank of america, right? >> i had a lot to do with it. >> you did it, i thought. i thought you said we've got to do this. i'm allowed to say that. you were under fire. you were cool and you did that. >> it was a difficult time. >> it was. >> this negotiation is very important for the country. and so i was going back on the debt ceiling. mitch mcconnell has something out there from the middle of 2011 that's a potential compromise, where you don't have the fight about the debt ceiling every time the president proposes it. congress can with 2/3 override it and the republicans can maybe say they're not happy with the progress or maybe you have triggers along the way so you don't have the debt ceiling fight every time as long as the expense agreement cuts that have been reached are hit along the way. there's a potential compromise on that one as well. it's a very important topic and it's not going to get done if both side don't walk away. >> neither side can do this by themselves. >> no. >> both of them can go over the cliff. >> but neither side can reach an agreement. >> with real
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Dec 17, 2012 9:00am EST
. but this is america. i know samsung's better, the wireless works better, europe doesn't have the right sink syn apple. >> on that point, some analysts staying firm on their target. topeka with their famous 1,111. brian's not moving. >> no, he's not. katie in her firing of apple as well. >> what was her qualcomm target? remember, my friend, henry had some high-priced targets. they were realized on amazon. that turned out to be one of the great stocks ever. i caution people if you're an analyst, you feel really pressured by the stock. by the stock to be negative. you feel like you've got to find some way to distance myself from apple. their doctor probably had it. but not to be too facetious about it, it's an overowned stock and getting overhanded as it goes down. let's see when the people with big profits are done taking profits. in 2013 you don't want to take a profit necessarily, because you'll have to pay higher taxes. >> speaker boehner offering $1 trillion in revenue enhancements, including higher tax rates on top earners. but spending cuts as well from the white house in ret
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Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
next on "street signs", we've got some good news for you, america. we have averted a cliff, sadly not the big one. >> we'll take a little one anyway, brian. retail "hunger games." three big stores that you know, you may even love. will all three survive the new year? and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting mo
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm EST
%. bank of america, 6%. thanks, guys. >> thank you very much. see you later. as a matter of fact, the financials are leading us higher. we're near the highs of the session right now with about 50 minutes left. the dow up 124 points. >> pretty good move. if you can own only one stock in 2013, which one would make you the most money? top fund managers were asked that question. we have their answers. we have names coming up. stay with us. >> get pencil to paper. >>> also ahead, the art of negotiation. we're going to hear from somebody who says a deal on the fiscal cliff could have already been reached if only lawmakers took a page out of wall street's deal making strategy of keeping things behind closed doors. where have we heard that before? >>> plus, secretary tim geithner with us exclusively. will the white house let our economy go over the fiscal cliff if a deal on higher tax rates for the wealthy is not reached? we're checking it out. back in a moment. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitam
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Dec 21, 2012 2:00pm EST
right now. have a great afternoon. >> merry christmas, america. and it looks like we're all getting a big fiscal cliff under the tree this year. lawmakers bumble. stocks stumble. but will they tumble over the cliff? will it doom the middle class? will it doom the markets or is this the buying opportunity? you need a step by step guide on how to play the chaos in d.c. plus, the massive storms in the u.s. may put christmas shopping and traveling on hold. but enough bad news, mandy. we have feel good santa stats just for our audience. >> indeed, we do. it the santa's worst day for stocks but notwithstanding today's losses, still on track to be positive for the week. let's get straight down to the nyc with bob. i guess the mark set expecting a deal to be done, right? >> yeah. i want to pointous, this is a very tough close and tough one to call. we have a quadruple witching expiration and rebalancing a 59 close with s&p 500. this happens four times a year. you often get volatility around that close. 188 is the low and problem has been, we hit our lows here. right at open. then broke belo
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Dec 5, 2012 12:00am EST
years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. [ticking] >> when steve jobs returned to apple in 1997, the company had just 5% of the computer market and was almost broke. when jobs died of cancer 14 years later, apple was the second most valuable corporation in the world. in his best-selling biography of jobs, walter isaacson writes that he revolutionized or reimagined seven industries. he did it, isaacson says, by standing at the crossroads of science and the humanities, connecting creativity with technology, and combining leaps of imagination with feats of engineering to produce new devices that consumers hadn't even thought of. >> thank you for coming. we're gonna make some history together today. >> if you had to pick a day where it all came together, january 9, 2007, is not a bad one. jobs is in san francisco at the macworld conference in full pitchman mode as he unveils his latest product to the faithful. >> these a
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Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm EST
after issuing a profit warning because of weakness in north america as well as weak demand in europe and such. a lift is happening to steal stocks like u.s. steel and metals and minors. also there's signs of life in energy. earlier it had the capital expenditures forecast for next year in pea body. it is expecting earnings in the first quarter of 2013. that is giving a slight lift to its shares. as we head to the close of today's weak, you should know all of the major indices, dow, s&p and the nasdaq are flat slightly lower. >> mary, thank you very much. >>> meantime, let us dig in a little bit deeper on the apple story. john fort joining us from out west. what's the problem with apple? is this capital gains? china? is it the iphone? >> i don't know, brian. i think that's -- >> the most honest answer i have heard in a long time, my friend. thank you. >> theory is floetding arou inf around out there. it's driving the stock down to any hint of good news drove the stock up earlier this year. interesting note i want to share from gene munser about the issue in china. lack of lines
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Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm EST
global company. what are the ramifications for your company if america shoots itself in the foot, if you will, and goes over this fiscal cliff? >> you know, fiscal cliff is a situation which is very much looked at from the european side because if america goes well, the world goes well, and we hope that this solution will be found, but we're really very much used to last-minute negotiations in our parliamentary governance. maybe the u.s. is not used as much to the last minute, last night, so we're very confident that a solution will be found. >> you think we will get a solution in the 11th hour? >> absolutely. >> that's how america normally does, it i guess. let me ask you. interesting to look around the world and see austerity everywhere you look. we're looking at this subject, whether it's in the united states, in italy, throughout europe. give us your sense of what's going on with the debt situation in italy right now. news today, of course, that the public debt rose above 2 trillion euro for the first time in october. can the government get the debt under control in italy? >>
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Dec 31, 2012 2:00pm EST
washington. america's economy held hostage hosted by ryan sullivan, kelly evans, tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. that will does do it for "power lunch." thanks for joining us. have a good new year. "street signs" begins right now. >> the president speaking moments ago, saying that we are indeed close to a fiscal cliff deal. the latest word is that they are negotiating over the exact amount where taxes will rise, 450, maybe 550, maybe in the middle at 500 but the president did throw a barb out there saying if the republicans think we are done with tax revenue and spending cut discussion, they have another thing coming. welcome to final "street signs" of 2012. and if things don't go well, maybe the final "street signs" ever. just kidding. just ten hours left in this year in washington and ten years until we fall off the fiscal cliff. can we get it done? >> working the phones day and night, let's goat john harwood in washington. lots and lots of headlines, fill us in. >> the latest mandy is that negotiations agreed on the middle class portion of the tax cuts. these are talks between
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Dec 19, 2012 3:00pm EST
possibly have in the united states of america, old folks whose cost of living is going up, whose health care have increased, and now we have a formula that was original designed to find out what was the cost of living so that the social security check will be able to be increased to meet the cost of living. now we're doing it backwards. we find out how much money we want to save. incidentally social security was never supposed to be involved in this procedure. how much money do we want to save, and then we say we'll get a formula, and the formula will save us that much money over ten years. it's just not fair to do this to old folks, most of whom are dependant on their checks completely or in part. >> congressman, why should social security not be part of it? people aren't stupid. we all know what the three major drivers of our debt are, medicare, medicaid, social security. social security hasn't been changed. all that's been changed is they changed the eligibility age and that's about it. >> the only reason that it is not supposed to be a part of this because it was agreed that
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Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
that don't look anything like the rest of america. they're very extreme, gerrymandered districts in many case s with ca ca ca cases, and their own personal careers depend much more on how they're perceived back at home. so they don't necessarily care that this is one of the most unpopular congresses in recent history and one of the most unproductive congresses in recent history. they want to stick by their principles. >> it's true. and a lot of them say, eamon, i've been elected to be a check on the president and that's what a lot of this is about. >> right. this is deeply held, fundamental belief on both sides and there's a huge chasm between the two sides on these issues. and somebody's going to be a loser here if there's a deal. somebody's going to be perceived as having gotten rolled and neither side wants to be the party who got rolled here. i think both sides are looking at if fiscal cliff right now and saying, well, we could go over this thing. it wouldn't be the end of the world and that's a very different view in washington than it is on wall street. i can tell you that. >>
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
hour is bank of america merrill lynch global research senior research economist michelle mire and we'll talk through everything that's been happening through jobs and what to expect. but first, there is a developing story. an earthquake off the northeast coast of japan triggered a tsunami warning. the warning has been lifted, but it was a 7.3 quake. so far no reports of any injuries or damage. it was for the same area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami back in march of last year. we will continue to bring you any developments. in the meantime, steve has some of the morning's top other stories. >> let's start with the markets. asian stocks rallying to 2012 highs overnight. the nikkei edging lower after hitting a se hitting hitting a seven month closing high yesterday. european trading, shares seem to be fwllat. bundesbank announced it had cut its growth outlook for the country. in the u.s., the nasdaq snapped its losing streak yesterday with its first gain in five days. the dow was on pace for its third straight weekly gain. u.s. equity futures at this hour -- we don't have th
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Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
flights between the uk and north america. we'll find out exactly what happens in terms of frequent flier redemption possibilities between delta and virgin atlantic. remember, virgin atlantic is not part of any global alliance, not part of the sky team alliance, although many wonder if that's going to change with some time. take a look at shares of delta. richard anderson has had a nice little move here. some people would say, listen, this is all about jet fuel as it has moderated. there's something else at play here. we'll be talking with richard anderson about this at 11:40, first on cnbc. we'll talk to him after the press conference announcing this deal. you don't want to miss what he has to say. this is a ceo, and we've talked about it several times, who is trying to take the steps that will help delta grow in the future. you look at the alliances they're forming, gold in south america, and now with virgin atlantic. they're trying to position delta to have greater access globally for their business customers. that's the key here. >> yes. oil refining, they are thinking different, biph
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
winners and losers this holiday season? rick beamer is the founder of the america research group, a leading consumer behavior and marketing firm. good morning. >> good morning. thank you very much for having me. merry christmas. >> same to you. we're tossing around all these theories. this is a significant mist here. what's to blame? >> let me cover your point that you just mentioned. number one, only 8.5 consumers said that the fiscal cliff impacted their sales negatively. only 45% of consumers are even following it. now, sandy was another issue. 16% of consumers in the northeast said that sandy impacted them. so that is a significant fark tor. the other issue is, luxury was impacted because this year corporate america held fewer christmas parties than in the past, because they didn't want to be able to broadcast their largess and all their activities. keep in mind, 40% of retailers driven by the corporate christmas parties, when they were cut back, it affected the shoppers who were buying the holiday dresses and jewelry. >> so is this -- i mean, if you're looking for the true sour
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. [ticking] >> in sweden, the smoking rate has dropped to the lowest in europe. many experts say smokeless products such as snus are a large factor. they are relatively inexpensive and contain more nicotine than the patch or gum. martin timell tried the patch and gum to stop smoking. but like 90% of smokers who do that each year, he failed. are you open about your snus use? >> yes, of course. >> there's no stigma whatsoever? >> no, none at all. >> timell, one of sweden's most popular tv hosts, smoked a pack a day for 15 years until his mother, a lifelong smoker, died of lung cancer. you said to yourself, "okay, that's it." >> yes. >> and you tried to stop smoking without snus? >> yes, i tried several times, and i didn't manage. maybe i'm a weak person. i don't know.
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
to hold up and you look at bank of america, citigroup, some of these names continuing to perform reasonably well that, says a lot about the expectation. no deal? i think you'll see everything sold off. >> boehner tried to get something through the house. didn't have the votes. i think the market will be skeptical. you may get a minor pop in the indices but you're not going to get a real pop until it passes the house and the senate. >> next year can certainly be, certainly could start out to be a volatile one for the markets. mike santelli of yahoo finance joins us live with what we can expect. welcome back. it is good to see you again thanks a lot. >> you have been expecting if we do get some kind of deal that will sell right into it you still really believe that given the moves of the market over the last few days? >> you got to tell me exactly what level we're trading at when we get news of a real deal. when we're down 3% in eight days which is what we are right now you're preselling a little bit of that nervousness that i would have expected to set in after a deal. i felt like
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >>> and nat gas revolution, the government says exporting nat gas could be a game changer for america's economy, but at what cost? we'll take a deeper dive to find some answers. but first, our top story tonight. >>> everyone cares about the fiscal cliff, except, seemingly, the markets. just 25 days until the year end deadline and still no deal out of washington. still stocks quietly climb higher. the dow closing today at a one-month high. what gives? just an assumption that a deal -- >> it almost gets back to that you never short. we're all waiting for some type of closure on the fiscal cliff. so everyone's afraid to take that stab in the dark and say, you know what? things look terrible. no matter how they paint the picture, things look slower in the next couple of quarters than they do right now. am i right? >> yeah. >> so global growth, you have everything coming in, global growth is going to be terrible. growth here around 2%, 2.5%. so people want to short the market, they're just so afraid to because every time they short it, it bounces right back. >> and it seems now with headline
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
: hi, jim. from sunny warm san diego, america's finest city. >> i like the dats. >> caller: i'm a financial adviser and longtime viewer who appreciates what you do to educate and motivate investors. >> thank you. >> caller: i'm wondering if you would share your objective criteria are for investors to use in determining best of breed. thank you. >> well, i've got to tell you, best of breed, start with record dividends and then i go to how a company has done and consistently in good and bad times, and, yes, for best of breed i actually look at the product itself. is the product i want to use, a bank i want to go to? is it, to use the danny meyer phrase, a great restauranteur, is it the one that's the most hospitable to share holders? anyway, new diversification. it's important. it's what we're preaching tonight. make sure your portfolio is home to some gold, a high yielder, okay. you need a growth stock. you know what, you need geographically safe area for one of them. i'll teach you how to pick the best ones. i want you to be comfortable with your own portfolio. "mad money" will be
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Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
saying, look, look, america, i'm about to send the s&p 500 down a percent with what i say. how about the speaker? maybe he should say you better dump your apple now. suffice it to say we all have to keep one eye on washington and hope they don't poke it out with their endless failure to rise above partisanship. when we started this campaign, i'm sure a lot of people said don't worry, they'll do it. today was like the worst day yet. the two parties hate each other. they really do. they personally hate each other. but how about the other eye, the one that's not focused on the fact that all of our paychecks are about to be reduced and we're likely going to have big layoffs? what is that eye supposed to be focused on? and is it even possible to focus on anything but the chaos that will ensue. i'm calling for the super bowl resolution. the people rise up by february and we get a compromise. we got the answer to what we should be focused on in spades today. we needed to focus on the desire of corporate america to stop the paralysis, and get busy growing their businesses, not just new sales
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00am EST
north america. they are increasing it by another 25,000 next quarter. and one other thing, carl, when we talked about importance of trucks. in november, ford had its best month for the f series since november of 2005 selling 56,000 f series trucks. that's an 18% increase compared to last year. you are really seeing the momentum building in terms of production in truck sales. >> yeah. up a fifth on f series. thank you very much. significant number. >> i bought my f series last year. great car. great job. f-350. not diesel. >> where do you keep that? >> it's part of our inn complex. >> got it. >> i assume we think gm might be good? 20 minute >> i think so. >> let's go to rick santelli in chicago. >> if you want to find out what's going on in the states, bob pisani is very accurately discussed, you have to look toward europe. so let's look toward europe. let's look at 24-hour charts. let's look at a 24-hour chart of the euro currency. started to do much better. you throw up the bund. many areas whether you talk italy or indeed greece, rates are moving down. that isn't a bad thing for fun
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Dec 13, 2012 9:00am EST
this is you find oil in america and you price it off brick, which is just a huge differential, but these guys are just like all the other guys i talk to behind the scenes, great growth, oil is going to up, whether we like it or not but means that eog is a growth stock, 20% growth and deer is was to trade much higher. without a deal, not going to pay up for it. that's what i feel. >> one day later than planned, solar city is going public. elon musk is the chairman, lyndon rive is the ceo. they are going to join us both to discuss that initial public offering. the opening bell minutes away, get ready. another big day of trading ahead. more coming up, "squawk on the street." governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it
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Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
in bank of america. that has surged from 9 up to 11 now. percentagewise this is astronomical. this is both exposed to housing. we have the best numbers out of california in six years. i think that's going to continue into 2013 and that's why i would be long both of these names into that. >>> coming up on "halftime ", a rough 2012. we're heading to the big board to give you the play on that and from a laggard, this year's biggest leader. financial, should you buy into the big bank run. "the halftime report" is back after this. how do traders using technical analysis streamline their process? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combining your customized charts with leading-edge analysis tools from recognia so you can quickly spot key trends and possible entry and exit points. we like this idea so much that we've applied for a patent. i'm colin beck of fidelity investments. our integrated technical analysis is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm EST
to online shopping. amazon controls 20% of all e-commerce in america, but it's just scratching the surface, only accounts for about 1% of total retail sales. these guys are taking names and amazon so far, we've seen strong data from sales on black fridays, as well as cybermonday. plus the company keeps expanding its hardware ecosystem with new versions of the kindle which encourages people to buy their e-books and music and videos through amazon. trying to digitize the online shopping business and this one is really not done. i think it goes higher. particularly because of sandy, shut-in, buy. how about google? google got crushed after reported disappointing quarter. the culprit? people switching from desktop to mobile. as google makes less money on mobile advertisers. nevertheless, google has been coming back as the company is still the sultan of search, a business still growing in high teens. we've seen how quickly facebook was able to adapt to the new mobile advertising environment, once google has seen that new rocketship, i see no reason why google should be any different. esp
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Dec 23, 2012 7:30pm EST
man, jordan casselo who we feature was in optometry school and went to central america and saw when he put eyeglasses on a 7-year-old who thought he was blind, saw that very nearsighted boy's life was changed. and he decided he's going to become the lens crafters for the third world. >> that's a great story. were you inspired yourself by some of these individuals? what did you learn? >> oh, yes. well, you learn that if people have had tragedy happen to them, or if there is something in their lives that influence them mightily, that then if they had more than just the normal amount of courage, and more than the normal a. amount of passion they took this difficulty and turned it into something that did good for others and saved other people's lives. >> charles, you've signed the giving pledge. >> yes, i have. >> originated by bill gates and warren buffett, promising to give away half your fortune to charity. >> it's not an unusual thing, actually, in this country. because i think that what the buffettses and gates of this world are really saying to people, you have a choice of two thi
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Dec 8, 2012 6:00am EST
of the day and finishing up for the third straight week. the only stock america is watching tonight is apple. the national nightmare continues. apple is lower in nine of the last 11 sessions. it is below the death cross. people are panicking. the question now is, is this a broken stock or the buying opportunity of a lifetime? let's get into money and find out. it is important to understand why you think the stock is down before you can say whether or not it is a buying opportunity. >> there were so many reasons. if you thought that this stock would be down 9% on a week and the s&p was basically flat to up a little bit. that is pretty crazy. there are stock specific things going on here. to me we had tax selling and a whole host of reasons that came up this week. i am going to break it down. it was not important what they are but the fever is broken in the name. the story is broken at least on this euphoric run. here is a company that is facing what most every other hardware company has faced, margin compression and now they are starting to miss earnings. the law of large numbers has
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